Horse by Offshoot Brewing

 

Rating: 6/6

Horse by Offshoot Brewing is an 8.2% ABV New England Style Double India Pale Ale brewed with Citra, Huell Melon and Simcoe hops.

Label:
HOPS: CITRA, HUELL MELON, SIMCOE
MALT: 2-Row, Pilsner, Rolled Oats
Yeast: Bavarian
==Introduction==

Released 5/24/2017 and reviewed 5/30/2017 (Post is later though as you can tell). I reviewed this one alongside Cart as they were at their freshest. This is the first time I try a beer with Huell Melon which almost sounds “Whole Melon” and is what I am thinking this tastes like. We will see though. So I have made the spiel about New England IPAs before so I am not going to do that again. Anyways, for the way freshies go, let’s have a go at this one, cheers!

Aromas:
Tropical fruit mango, kiwi, passion fruit, dragon fruit, cantaloupe, papaya, strawberries, banana notes, coriander, piloncillom Mexican sweet bread, sweet limes, orange juice, starburst candy, flan notes, currants, pecans, Danish cream, crème brulee, stone fruit peaches and blueberries.

Flavors:
Rich honey dew melon, strawberries, kiwi, passion fruit, dragon fruit, cantaloupe, papaya, orange blossom honey, stone fruit mango, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, currants, maple hints, lychee fruit, starburst candy, flan, sweetened condensed milk, wild flower honey, orange juice, kumquats, sweet limes, tampico orange, fuzzy navel, tangerine gummies, tropical fruit mango, mild piña colada, almonds, cashews, pecans, toffee, caramel, mild white chocolate, Danish cream, crème brulee, cane sugar, honey suckle flowers, lemon grass, rye bread, candied oranges, wheat, banana hints, coriander hints, piloncillo sugar cone and Mexican sweet bread.

Aftertaste:
Finishes full tropical fruits, rich berries, stone fruit, grapefruit, floral, piney and grassy hops, honey, sweetened condensed milk and biscuit bread. No alcohol in the taste, Hazy Golden Orange juice body, crisp, clean, refreshing and smooth mouthfeel along with an easy drinkability.

Overall:
Amazing! Sweet tropical fruit, orange juice, some nuttiness, and berries. It really does stump me how true to hype the style might actually be. Granted, I still will not do any overnight line formations for beer. It’s just my thing. That is why I’m happy more and more breweries are starting to make their own hazy awesomeness. Do I recommend this one? Hell yea! Would it be worth the bucket? No and don’t go too crazy for any beer that is to hyped. Say No to hype! Say yes to ease of access and the underappreciated goodness!

Anime Corner:
Torahime from Oboro Muramasa was used in this pairing for mainly the horse and since I wanted a horse to look as bad ass as possible and would fit with the label of the beer. Since I did the cart one now I do the horse pairing separately and man, what a pairing!

Sources:
https://anime-pictures.net/pictures/get_image/348921-1800×970-oboro+muramasa+%28game%29-vanillaware-torahime-ruukii+drift-long+hair-highres.jpg

 

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